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Charles Rogers finishes rehab, credits judge who sent him there

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Former Lions draft bust Charles Rogers has been released from court-ordered drug rehab, and he’s thanking the judge who put him there.

He saved my life by putting me in the right situation,” Rogers told

Rogers, a receiver who caught just 36 passes in a three-year NFL career after former Lions President Matt Millen took him second overall in the 2002 NFL draft, got what Judge A.T. Frank called “really good reports” from the rehabilitation facility where he was sent last month.

Asked in court today if treatment went well, Rogers said, “Yes, sir,” to which Frank replied, “I’m really glad to see that, Mr. Rogers.”

Rogers is still facing charges of making a threatening phone call to his mother, conspiring with his uncle to threaten his mother, possessing marijuana, possessing an open container of alcohol in a car and driving on a suspended license.

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2 Responses to “Charles Rogers finishes rehab, credits judge who sent him there”
  1. samoanjungle says: Jul 24, 2012 4:10 PM

    Hopefully he stays clean and sober

  2. jimmylions says: Jul 24, 2012 6:08 PM

    The good report from rehab, and the improved attitude are both good signs.

    I’m hoping the next time PFT runs a Charles Rogers story it’s because he just did something amazing to make the world a better place.

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